My "back porch" is my kitchen, my favorite room in the house. Come on in, the coffee is fresh, and I just made a pitcher of sweet tea. The cookies will be out in a minute. I have over 40 years of recipes to share with you, along with my opinion on everything. Oh my, you are right, it is cocktail time. What can I get you? Of course I can make you a Mint Julep! Stop by anytime, something is always cooking, and the back door is never locked.

Bon Appetit, Y'all

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Hot Tomato Grits

This reminds me of Tomato Gravy and grits, except it is easier. If you ever have breakfast for dinner this is perfect with scrambled eggs, bacon and homemade biscuits.

Hot Tomato Grits
6 servings
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2 bacon slices, chopped
2 (14 1/2-ounce) cans chicken broth
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup quick cooking grits, uncooked, not instant
2 large ripe tomatoes, peeled and chopped
2 tablespoons canned chopped green chiles
1 cup (4-ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
Garnish with cooked and crumbled bacon

Cook bacon in a heavy saucepan over medium-high heat until crisp. (Do not drain). Gradually add broth and salt; bring to a boil. Stir in grits, tomatoes, and chiles; return to a boil, stirring often. Reduce heat, and simmer, stirring often, 15 to 20 minutes. Stir in cheese; cover and let stand 5 minutes or until cheese melts. Garnish is desired.


  1. oh how i love grits! i've never made them this way but these sure sound good!

  2. Interesting combo, Bev. Would never have thought of this! :)

  3. I've never eaten grits,,this sounds good though,

  4. OMG! This sounds awesome. I wish I lived near enough to walk across the field now and then with a plate of cookies and sample a bit of whatever you had going in your kitchen.


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